MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Women Managing the Farm Conference, set for February 10-12, has announced their keynote and breakout session presenters.
Keynote speakers include:
- Matt Rush – inspirational speaker, author, and self-proclaimed Farm Boy, will motivate attendees to focus on “Planting the Seeds of Greatness”.
- Naomi Blohm – a specialist at helping farmers understand how to manage their cash flow, Naomi is the co-creator of Stewart-Peterson’s program “Women to Women: Educating Women about Farm Marketing”.
- Mary Kay Thatcher – will discuss how she thinks the recent election will impact the agriculture industry. Mary Kay has been a lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation and is currently on the Government Relations team for Syngenta.
Conference sessions are designed to keep women up to date on the latest advancements in agriculture and thriving within their rural communities. New to the conference in 2021 will be a resource library of videos and materials for attendees to utilize to maintain a healthy and sustainable home and business life.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in live virtual breakout sessions and to view recorded sessions in the virtual resource library after the conference. Breakout sessions topics include Urban Agriculture and inner-City Food Deserts; Farm Entrepreneurs; Matt Rush’s Stress Free You; Cost of Production and Crop Marketing; Family Communication; Taking Care of ALL the Generations on the Farm; Healthcare Options in Kansas; Farm Succession; Livestock Fencing in Kansas; Managing Stress, Developing Coping Skills & Cultivating Resilience; and Direct Marketing Meat and Other Foods in Kansas.
Registration for the conference is available at womenmanagingthefarm.com, the 2021 fee is $50.00 and includes keynotes, breakout sessions and access to the Women Managing the Farm virtual resource library.
More information about speakers, programs, exhibitors, registration, and scholarships can be found at the website, womenmanagingthefarm.com, or by calling 785-532-2560. Keep up to date with the latest Women Managing the Farm news through Facebook.com/WomenManagingtheFarm.
–Kansas AgrAbility Project
Kansas State University